Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Salema

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambience to your holiday home in Salema. Well known for its fishing, bars and golfing, this relaxing city won't disappoint. Meia Praia Beach and Rocha Beach are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Salema

Are you hoping to find attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Salema a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Espiche Golf Course (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Lagos Zoo (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Lagos Living Science Center (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • Palmares Golf (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • International Kart Circuit (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
  • Algarve International Autodrome Raceway (15.5 mi / 25 km)

Seasonal weather in Salema

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, July, August, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 29°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Salema

Salema is famous for its pristine beaches and beautiful ocean views. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Salema is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Meia Praia Beach (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Rocha Beach (16.3 mi / 26.2 km)
  • Luz Beach (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Dona Ana Beach (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • Salema Beach (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Boca do Rio Beach (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Salema

Fly into Portimao (PRM), the closest airport, located 14.5 mi (23.3 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.), which is 47.3 mi (76.1 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Salema?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,286 holiday lettings around Salema. From 385 houses to 503 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Salema?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Salema:

  • Porto de Mós: 384 holiday homes
  • Lagos Centre: 679 holiday homes
  • Telheiro: 617 holiday homes
  • Ameijeira: 730 holiday homes
  • Falfeira: 831 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Salema? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Salema. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Lagos Marina: 5,983 holiday lettings
  • Monchique Thermal Springs: 6,206 holiday lettings
  • Pestana Alto Golf Club: 8,434 holiday lettings
  • Le Meridien Penina Golf: 7,762 holiday lettings
  • Algarve Casino: 8,592 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Salema listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Salema?

Yes, of course. offers 385 Houses in Salema. Our other popular types of Salema holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 503 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 1,231 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 49 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Farmhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Salema?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,454 holiday homes with pool available in Salema. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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